HOW OFTEN SHOULD TIRES BE ROTATED AND BALANCED?
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOUR TIRES WERE ROTATED AND BALANCED?
At Dueck Richmond, we strive to keep you safe on the road, and that starts with the tires. Your car tires are some of the most essential parts of your vehicle. That is why you need to have your tires rotated and balanced frequently to help maintain the integrity of your automobile. To help you get started, the following sections will discuss the importance of getting your tires rotated and balanced and how often they should be done.
IMPORTANCE OF TIRE ROTATION AND BALANCE
Tire rotation and balance help ensure your tires wear out evenly. Depending on your drivetrain, your car tires will wear out differently. For instance, your vehicle’s front tires will wear out more than the rear ones if you have a front-wheel drivetrain. Rotating the tires after a while will ensure even wear throughout. Rotating and balancing your tires also helps increase your car’s safety on the road. Rotated and balanced tires will increase traction on the road and ease handling on challenging terrains. Rotating and balancing your tires also increases their lifespan and saves money on buying new ones.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU ROTATE AND BALANCE YOUR TIRES?
Tires should be rotated and balanced every 10,000 to 13,000 kilometres or every six months, whichever comes first. Other factors also influence how frequently you should rotate and balance your tires. One is the road surface. A vehicle driven on rough surfaces will need more frequent tire rotation and balance than a car driven on normal surfaces. Another factor is temperature. Since temperature affects tires’ physical and chemical properties, vehicles driven in extreme temperature conditions will need recurrent rotation and balance.
SCHEDULE A TIRE ROTATION AND BALANCE APPOINTMENT
Visit our Service Centre in Richmond, British Columbia, to receive expert tire services. Our technicians will help you properly rotate and balance your tires, as well as install winter tires for optimal traction and safety on the road!